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UW–Madison senior among finalists for 2021 Rhodes Scholarship

November 21, 2020

University of Wisconsin–Madison senior Alex Plum competed this year as a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship, the oldest and most celebrated college award for…

UW focuses on engaging women in computer sciences

November 17, 2020

Funding from the grant will allow the computer sciences department to expand pathways for students including strategies to encourage students to enroll in entry level classes, augmenting curricula to create smoother transitions from entry level to more advanced coursework, and providing staff support and funding to develop community and cohorts.

Green screen saves the opera

October 21, 2020

The same type of advanced technology that makes impossible car chases seem real in a big-budget Hollywood movie like “Tenet” is making UW Opera’s upcoming production of “I Wish It So: Marc Blitzstein — The Man in His Music” possible in the middle of a pandemic.

A dog’s life: La Follette School researcher puts a number on man’s best friend.

August 24, 2020

While it sounds cold and calculating to slap a price tag on the life of a beloved pet, the real-world applications are important for both dog owners and for industry.

Campus mourns Teju Olaniyan, renowned scholar of the African Diaspora

December 1, 2019

"We are losing an adventurous interdisciplinary thinker and a colleague and friend revered for his humanity," said English Department Chair Anja Wanner.

‘Stories from the Flood’ recount suffering, resilience in Kickapoo Valley towns

November 12, 2019

“Stories from the Flood,” a collaboration involving UW–Madison, has gathered over 70 written, audio, and video interviews with people who experienced what some call a “thousand-year” flood along the Kickapoo River and nearby Coon Creek.

Chancellor welcomes new students at convocation

September 3, 2019

Incoming freshmen and transfer students were introduced to the traditions of campus today with an expanded slate of events surrounding the Chancellor’s Convocation.

In Classics Camp, middle schoolers are introduced to the wonders of ancient Greece and Rome

August 21, 2019

The kids make their own togas and wax writing tablets, visit museums on campus to see ancient artifacts and learn about kid-worthy topics like the Trojan War, Roman weapons and Greek toilets.

Mead Witter School of Music’s Hamel Music Center opening this fall

August 12, 2019

With opening celebrations of the center planned for the weekend of October 25-27, 2019, many more audiences will experience its state-of-the-art acoustics and inspired setting.

U.S. Go Congress to bring hundreds of players to campus

July 5, 2019

“The intrinsic beauty and challenge of Go, along with its deep cultural significance in China, Korea, and Japan, have attracted players from around the world,” says organizer Dave Weimer, a professor of public affairs and political science.

André De Shields ’70 wins best actor Tony for ‘Hadestown’

June 10, 2019

De Shields began his theatrical career at UW–Madison, graduating in 1970 and moving to New York City in 1973. His Broadway career includes "The Wiz" and "The Full Monty."

UW Changes Lives: SuccessWorks guides L&S students to careers

May 30, 2019

A fast-growing number of students at the College of Letters & Science are turning to SuccessWorks to help prepare them for a career after college. 

Wilcots named interim dean of Letters & Science

May 14, 2019

“Eric is a talented researcher and an experienced administrator – we’re excited to see him move into this role,” says outgoing Provost Sarah Mangelsdorf.

New marching band director to take the baton

April 23, 2019

“Corey Pompey is the clear choice,” said Susan Cook, director of the School of Music. “He has a deep musicianship along with an enthusiasm and energy on the podium that was infectious; he really connected with the students.”

Finding their way at UW–Madison

March 14, 2019

Many students arrive at UW–Madison unsure of what they will study or what career they'll choose. They they find, among the many possibilities offered on campus, what they want to do. Here are three.